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Date(s) - 04/29/2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Marriott City Center


Event Information

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 5:30-9:00 pm (Reception and Silent Auction 5:30-7:00, Dinner and Program 7:00-9:00)
Location: The Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver, CO 80202
Parking: Valet, Metered, and Garage Parking Available
Attire: Business/Cocktail
Tickets: On sale now! Tickets, Sponsorship packages, and Program Space can be purchased via credit or debit card through the 2017 Spring Blossoms Ticketing Portal.

The ticketing portal is for those who prefer to pay by credit or debit card. If you would like to pay via check for tickets, tables, sponsorship, OR space in the program, download one of the following forms to enclose with your mailed payment.

Purchase Tickets OR Tables via check

Purchase Sponsorship via check

Purchase Program Messaging via check

Please join Maria Droste Counseling Center for the third Spring Blossoms Gala, returning on Saturday, April 29. We will celebrate the developments of our strategic plan and share updates on continued plans for growth going forward. Above all else, we hope to demonstrate that healing happens – across a variety of circumstances and in the face of many odds, healing happens. Healing can take many forms, as the healing process is personal to each person’s experience. Maria Droste aims to aid in facilitating healing by providing exceptional one on one care to each client, seeing them through whatever obstacles occur along their journey. YOU are also an integral part of others’ journeys towards healing. Without your support of and advocacy for the mental health of this community, we could not do what we do to aid community members on the path to healing.This year’s Spring Blossoms is sure to be a memorable evening, with a special keynote speech, a gourmet dinner, exclusive auction, and an awards ceremony for outstanding community partners advocating for mental health.

Maria Droste Counseling Center is excited to share the return of the 2014 and 2016 galas’ emcee, Anastasiya Bolton of 9News, as well as welcome two additional faces to this year’s Spring Blossoms Gala, Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Shelly St. John!
State Representative and mental health advocate Dafna Michaelson Jenet will deliver a special keynote address relative to the impact of mental health in her life and her life’s work. Shelly St. John, co-founder and ‘Head Diva’ of The Auction Divas, will facilitate the auction and charitable giving opportunities at this year’s event. We welcome all three of these wonderful community leaders and eagerly anticipate the energy and gifts they will bring to Spring Blossoms 2017.
Proceeds will support Maria Droste Counseling Center’s efforts to bridge the gaps in available counseling services for low-income, uninsured, and other underserved populations in the Denver area. Maria Droste’s critical programs provide effective, affordable counseling for adults, children, and families in need, helping them overcome obstacles such as poverty, emotional trauma, illness, or depression.
We hope to see you there!  
Maria Droste Partnership Award – Most Precious Blood Parish and Catholic School
Marge Cashman Spirit of Service Award – Cathy Reano
Would you like to congratulate the honorees or promote your business in the program? For more information on program messaging, visit the Program Space Information Page. Program messaging can be purchased with credit or debit card through the Spring Blossoms Ticketing Portal, or you may choose to Purchase Program Reservation via Check.

Download Sponsor information for additional details. Sponsor packages can be purchased with credit or debit card through the Spring Blossoms Ticketing Portal, or you may choose to Purchase Sponsorship via Check.

2017 Spring Blossoms Gala Steering Committee
Susan Unruh, Committee Co-Chair
Randy Unruh, Committee Co-Chair

Jennifer Bater
Anne Brunick
David Brunick, Event Manager
Mary Susan Brunick
Erika Durbin, Event Manager
Barbara Frey
Claudia Gray
Linda E. McKinzie
Sharyn Nissen
Tamara Vincelette

Questions? Email Erika Durbin or call 303-756-9052 x 111